In the world of hair dye, purple is a unicorn. It’s not one of the more common colors you see from brands, and there are fewer purple hair dyes available on the market than other hair dye shades. If you love purple and want to incorporate it into your new hair color, going purple may be difficult to do. You may think that you cannot get that beautiful purple hue in your hair, but you’d be wrong. There are ways to make your hair have a hint of purple or even an all-over violet tone. Purple is so unique that it can be used as a stand-alone color or in combination with other hues for a vibrant look. There are lots of benefits of having purple hair including making you look younger, increasing self-confidence, giving people something new and exciting to look at, and much more! If you want to know how to get purple out of your hair.
How do I Get Purple Out of my Hair?
There are a few ways to get purple out of your hair. One is to dye it back to its natural color with a color that is close to your original hair color. Another is to use a clarifying shampoo or baking soda and vinegar mixture to strip the dye from your hair. The third option is to wait for the purple dye to fade over time.
How To Lighten Your Hair Before Going Purple?
1. Bleach Out Your Hair
Before you can get that gorgeous purple color on your hair, you’ll need to lighten it first. If you have dark hair, then bleaching it out will allow the purple color to show through with a brighter shade. If you want your hair to be lighter than platinum blonde, then bleach it out before using purple hair dye. You can use a box color or if you’re looking for something more advanced and professional, go with a semi-permanent or permanent hair bleach kit.
2. Do Not Let Your Hair Process for Too Long
Some people are tempted to leave the bleach on their hair for way too long when they do not get the results they wanted from their first bleaching session. If that happens, then your hair will likely turn out brassy or yellow instead of blonde (or whatever color you were trying to achieve). The rule of thumb is: if the developer has been mixed in with the bleach and it has not been on your hair for 30 minutes, then you should rinse it out. If you want to be extra safe, then check the instructions on the bleach kit for more information.
3. Use Purple Hair Dye After Bleaching
After you have successfully bleached out your hair and it is a lighter shade than what you were trying to achieve, then use purple hair dye. Let the purple dye sit on your hair for about 20-30 minutes or until the color looks vibrant and rich in hue. You can also use purple shampoo to make sure that the color lasts longer and does not fade as quickly as other dyes do. It’s important to note that if you used a semi-permanent or permanent hair bleach kit, then it will be harder to get purple out of your hair because they tend to stain your strands more than box dyes do. I recommend using a semi-permanent dye first before moving onto a permanent dye so that if you don’t like the result, you can easily bleach it out without having to go all the way back to a dark shade of hair.
Shading Your Hair Before Going Purple
- Shading your hair prior to going purple is the best way to get the best possible results. Shading is a process that involves using a darker shade of hair dye on your strands before you go purple. This will create a gradient effect on your hair and make it appear as if you have been born with purple hair.
- Shading can be done by professionals in a salon or at home, depending on what type of hair dye you buy and how much money you want to spend. It’s easier to do the shading process at home because it doesn’t require special training or tools, but it’s not hard for salons to do this either if they are experienced enough. The same goes for bleaching your hair before going purple as well.
- If you want an all-over violet look, then going with an ash-blonde shade will be perfect for this method because it helps reduce the intensity of the violet color while making sure that the purple tone is still noticeable.
- Shade your hair with a dark purple dye and wait for it to be absorbed into your hair. Once the color has been absorbed, you can go ahead and wash your hair with cold water, then shampoo it out. This will help preserve the color in your hair and make sure that it doesn’t run or fade away as quickly as normal dyes do.
- After you have washed out the dye, you can apply another layer of dye to give yourself even more depth and richness to the color of your hair. You can do this over a few days if you want to get a deeper violet shade, but you should always wait at least 12 hours between applications after each time you use the dye on your hair so that it doesn’t lose its vibrancy or don’t get too harsh on your strands!
- You can also choose to go with an ash-blonde shade after you have shaded your hair in order to get the best possible results. This will also add depth and richness to the violet color of your hair and make it look more natural.
- If you want a more dramatic effect, then go with a platinum blonde shade that is mixed with a bit of purple. This will create an all-over violet look that will definitely stand out from the crowd!
- For those who are going for a very light purple shade, then they can choose to use a dark purple dye and wait for it to be absorbed into their hair before applying another layer of dye on top of it. You should always wait at least 12 hours between applications so that the color doesn’t fade away too quickly!
Using A Violet (Purple) Depositing Shampoo
- You may have to use a violet-depositing shampoo, or a color-depositing shampoo if you want to go purple. The violet depositing shampoo has been specially formulated to deposit the violet dye in your hair. This is the most popular way of getting a purple hue in your hair.
- Apply the violet depositing shampoo onto your wet hair and massage it into every strand of hair. Allow it to sit for about 5 minutes before rinsing it out with water.
- Rinse out the violet dye with water and pat dry your hair thoroughly with a towel or by using a blow dryer for about 5 minutes before styling your hair as usual.
- Do not shampoo your hair a second time because it will strip away the violet dye.
How To Remove Dye From Your Hair?
- Apply a mixture of equal parts vinegar and water to your hair. Leave the mixture on your hair for at least 30 minutes.
- Rinse with warm water and then shampoo your hair with a clarifying shampoo.
- Wash and rinse the purple dye out of your hair again with warm water and then shampoo it with a clarifying shampoo.
- Follow up by applying a conditioner that is non-ammonia based only, like Biolage Conditioning Care or Aveda Brilliant Damage Remedy Conditioner to help prevent future dyes from taking hold in your hair.
- Apply a leave-in conditioner, like Aveda Botanica Hydrating Conditioner, to help replenish moisture for healthier strands in between coloring sessions if you wish to go lighter or darker each time you dye your hair purple or violet shades of color in between regular colors (like every month).
There are lots of reasons to dye your hair purple, including making yourself feel younger, boosting your confidence, and getting people’s attention. If you’re curious about how to get purple out of your hair, start by talking to your hairdresser about what options are best for you. Be sure to tell your hairdresser what colors you’re interested in and how much you want to spend. You should also look into the different types of dyes that are available and ask your hairdresser which one is best for you. Remember, there are lots of ways to obtain a purple hue and the color that you choose will come down to what feels right in your hair.